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Man threatened with knife as motorbike stolen in Kings Norton 

3 Jul 18

West Midlands Police are investigating after a man had his motorbike stolen at knifepoint in Kings Norton yesterday (Monday 2nd July).


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Acorns flagship charity shop in Cotteridge closes for makeover   

2 Jul 18

The very first charity shop opened to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice over 30 years ago is closing for an exciting makeover.


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Man arrested on suspicion of assault after stand off on Weoley Castle roof 

2 Jul 18

Emergency services flooded a Weoley Castle street after a man – wanted in relation to an earlier call – was found on the roof of a house late last night (Sunday 1st July).


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Brum hospice celebrates ‘shining stars’ for National Volunteers Week  

1 Jul 18

Birmingham St Mary’s championed the dedication of its volunteers this National Volunteers Week (June), with a Hollywood-themed party.


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Police investigate after bone spotted in Kings Norton canal 

1 Jul 18

Several readers have enquired about a police presence by the canal in Kings Norton yesterday afternoon (Saturday 30th June).


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[In Pictures] A busy day for local firefighters: Rubery quarry, tower block, major recycling plant 

30 Jun 18

After a hot and sunny week, local firefighters had a busy day yesterday as temperatures topped over 26ºC (Friday 29th June).


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Let the fun in the sun commence as the South Brum summer festival season kicks off 

30 Jun 18

The summer festival season kicks off across south west Birmingham this weekend with three amazing community family events on offer – and its going to be a scorcher with the hot, sunny weather set to continue! Frankley Carnival 2018: 11.30am – 5pm …


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Cyclist suffers head injury in Quinton hit-and-run collision 

29 Jun 18

Images © snappersk West Midlands Police are investigating after a cyclist was injured serious hit-and-run collision in Quinton yesterday evening (Thursday 28th June).


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MISSING – Clint Rogers – 37 – Selly Oak 

28 Jun 18

From West Midlands Police:  Have you seen 37-year-old Clint Rogers from Selly Oak anywhere? We are concerned for his welfare after he disappeared this morning (Thursday 28 June) from his home in Birmingham .


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Motorcyclist seriously injured in collision close to QE Hospital 

27 Jun 18

A motorcyclist was injured when he was involved in a collision with a car in Harborne this morning (Wednesday 27th June).


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[VIDEO] Fire crews tackle huge fire at Rubery quarry 

27 Jun 18

Firefighters tackled a huge fire on public land at the former Rubery Quarry site in Rubery this afternoon (Tuesday 26th June).


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Speculation ends as changes to south Birmingham bus services announced 

26 Jun 18

Following an extensive consultation, National Express West Midlands have today announced changes to bus routes in and around South and South West Birmingham.


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Northfield Beach is back – and it’s a BEAST of an event! 

26 Jun 18

The popular Northfield Beach event is back and this year it kicks off the summer break with a roar! Pet baby dinosaurs any Jurassic Beach | Click to enlarge Organised by Northfield Community Partnership , the free event runs from Wednesday 25th to …


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Police seek man to ‘help the investigation‘ of Rubery burglary 

24 Jun 18

WEST MERCIA Police Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to following a burglary in Rubery last month.


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The great Birmingham Council House dress code debate 

22 Jun 18

The newly elected Northfield Councillor has cause quite a stir by attending a full Birmingham City Council meeting without a shirt and tie.


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Plans to rebuild a Frankley junior school APPROVED 

21 Jun 18

Birmingham City Council’s Planning Committee has today (Thursday 21st June) approved and application from the Department for Education’s Education and Skills Funding Authority (ESFA) to rebuild a Frankley junior school to Birmingham City Council…


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Plethora of arts events in Rubery, Rednal & Longbridge this Saturday! 

20 Jun 18

You’ll be spoilt for choice with the variety of arts based events on offer across the south west corner of Birmingham this weekend! Bromsgrove Festival: #EnjoyRubery As part of Bromsgrove Festival 2018, venues around Rubery are hosting arts events …


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How to get a day of FREE bus travel on NXWM for Clean Air Day 2018 

20 Jun 18

This Thursday (21st June) is Clean Air Day 2018.


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Appeal for community to join in weapons sweep in public spaces 

19 Jun 18

PCSO McGovern at Senneleys Park | Photo Bartley Green police Bartley Green and Quinton neighbourhood police teams are appealing for members of the public to unite with them to tackle knife crime – by joining  a community weapons sweep tomorrow (…


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Quinton couple watch World Cup game in their living room with surprise celebrity guests 

19 Jun 18

Thanks to McDonald’s UK, a Quinton superfan and his partner had surprise visitors around to watch a FIFA World Cup   2018 match in their living room on Friday (15th June).


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Date for planned permanent closure of Tessall Lane by Longbridge station confirmed 

18 Jun 18

The date for the closure of Tessall Lane near Longbridge station has been confirmed.


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Home-schooled students invited to Longbridge college information evening 

18 Jun 18

Longbridge based Bournville College is inviting home educated students and their parents to an information evening tomorrow (Tuesday 19th June).


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CASBA needs 2 minutes of your time for a survey about Monyhull Hospital 

18 Jun 18

Local charity CASBA has been working on a Heritage Lottery funded project about the closure of Monyhull Hospital since September last year.


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‘Oh, what a night!’ – Four late night arrests as police response officers, helicopter & dogs team up 

18 Jun 18

Leading with the tweet:  “In the words of the Four Seasons, “Oh what a night!”,  West Midlands Police response officers proudly announced on Twitter this morning that they had made 4 arrests following 3 different pursuits in South West …


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Police seek injured man after stolen car smashes into metal fence in Rednal street 

16 Jun 18

Police are seeking a man who was injured when the stolen car he was driving smashed into a lamppost and a metal fence in a Rednal street this afternoon (Saturday 16th June).